“Weird Al” Yankovic parody of Robin Thicke’s raunchy Blurred Lines teaches proper English.
The satirist’s latest release ‘Word Crimes’ is a spoof on Al’s pet peeve – poor grammar. Yankovic says he chose a theme which was deliberately contrary to the contentious sexually-charged video which accompanies Robin Thicke’s 2013 single ‘Blurred Lines’.
What could be more surprising than an English lesson?
Yankovic is a self-confessed ‘grammar nerd’ and here are his English language learning tips:
“Weird Al” Yankovic – Word Crimes
‘Weird Al’ has recorded 150 songs which are often parodies of chart-topping singles. Notable skits include ‘Eat It’ (taken from Michael Jackson’s ‘Beat It’), ‘Smells like Nirvana’ (from the band’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’) and the controversial ‘Armish Paradise’ attracting over 22m hits (a satire of Coolio’s ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’).
Yankovic is of mixed ethnicity and usually cited as Yugoslav through his father’s lineage but other sources confirm his father’s parents Matt and Mary as Serbian.